In Modern Age, Buildings are Collections of Stories
When we study new languages, idiomatic phrases and linguistic similarities can drive us crazy. This study can also bring into perspective the idiosyncrasies of our native tongue and how baffling it can be for the newcomer. Homographs, for example, are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings offering a barrel of confusion for those who are learning English.
Building DialogueJanuary 20, 2020
Fostering a healthy animal-people dynamic
Jami MohlenkampPrincipal and senior living practice leader, OZ Architecture The newest accommodations at the Senior Star at Weber Place retirement community near Chicago were built for a couple named Snowflake and Licorice, and come with excellent open-air views of the outdoors, hand-fed meals and plenty of opportunities to socialize. Snowflake and Licorice have made fast…
CREJJanuary 19, 2020
New initiatives launched to complement LEED
In November, U.S. Green Building Council and its partner Informa Connect held the 18th annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Atlanta. Greenbuild is the largest green building conference and expo in the world and brings
CREJJanuary 13, 2020
City Park Golf Clubhouse: A New Gathering Place in Heart of Denver’s Largest Park
City Park is one of Denver’s oldest gems. Sprawling over nearly 320 acres, the original design was inspired by Frederick Law Olmstead’s Central Park in New York, with looping carriageways, walking lanes and lakes with picturesque views across bucolic meadows.
Building DialogueJanuary 12, 2020
Mentors and protégés: Are they relics or relevant?
In today’s fast-paced and younger-by-the-day mentality, do we need the skills and efforts of a mentor, or is this just another bothersome task that Alexa can solve for us more quickly and with less effort? Having spent most of my adult life as both a
CREJJanuary 12, 2020
Law is Constant, but Lawyers are Not: Designing Office Space for the Next Generation
Law firm values are having to change exponentially in response to escalating real estate costs and evolving ideals of younger generations. Hierarchy and status may always be part of the law firm culture, but ... hierarchy and status are now achieved through cultural differentiation, superb technology and prime real estate.
Building DialogueJanuary 6, 2020
Air-tightness testing requirement comes to Denver
Have you heard the building codes news from the city of Denver? Denver will soon join the city of Fort Collins (which introduced air-tightness testing into its code in 2014) as a Colorado building jurisdiction that requires air-tightness testing
CREJJanuary 6, 2020
Tips to address maintenance staffing challenges
If you are struggling to recruit and retain facilities management positions at your company, you are not alone. Denver’s erupting growth is making property management staffing a challenge, particularly in facilities management. And it’s not
CREJJanuary 5, 2020
Creating Union Hall, a Community-Focused Arts Space
Union Hall serves as a community-focused arts space and culture concierge, providing opportunities for emerging and well-known artists alike to exhibit their work. It’s also a place for locals and visitors to Denver to engage in enriching and educational creative experiences.
Building DialogueDecember 30, 2019
Higher premiums in 2020: 4 ways to reduce insurance costs
Many real estate insurance carriers found themselves under water at the end of 2019 – literally. An onslaught of claims from recent hurricane and hail catastrophe disasters as well as other attritional losses from fire and water damage have come
CREJDecember 29, 2019